Antique Trader

February 1, 2022

Whether you're looking for a trusted place to bid in auctions, buy or sell, Antique Trader is the top resource to find online auction sites, auction houses, and expert advice about antique furniture, jewelry and collectibles. Thousands of antiques and collectibles are for sale in each issue as well as hard to find items to buy, sell, or trade. Antique Trader also contains the most current and comprehensive information on antique shows and stores and earns best-selling honors year after year by providing precise descriptions and current pricing.

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1 min.
for you valentine, i'd move

Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in 1961’s Breakfast at Ti›any’s was the essence of designer chic. Her iconic ›vestrand pearl necklace was designed by Roger Scemama, a French jewelry designer who frequently collaborated with Givenchy, Dior, Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent. The necklace compliments her little black dress by Givenchy beautifully.…

4 min.
heritage bids farewell to record year

DALLAS – For Heritage Auctions, 2021 was a year to remember. The Dallas-based auction house recorded $1.4 billion in sales last year, marking the first time in its 45-year history the Dallas-based auction house has surpassed the billion-dollar mark. Heritage also set numerous auction world records during 2021, including ones for the world’s most valuable comic book, J.C. Leyendecker painting, video game, Michael Jordan jersey, Peanuts artwork, hockey trading card and Harry Potter book. “Heritage is built by collectors and for collectors,” says Heritage Auctions CEO and co-founder Steve Ivy. “Even when we are talking about serious money, the passionate pursuit of a collector is still a pursuit of fun, and we will never forget this. Our extraordinary success in 2021 was due to this very fact: We don’t sell things. We…

3 min.
youth movement

Young collectors bring energy, change I gave my wife an inflatable dinosaur for her birthday. She loves it. The T-Rex balloon was not her only present but it’s the only one that applies to what follows. For the past 25 years, or for as long as I’ve been involved in the antiques and collectibles publishing business, there has been one constant drumbeat. And it goes like this: “We simply have to find a way to get younger people interested in antiques.” If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve heard it, too. Quite often, I imagine. Now, I’m a polite person. I’m a born-and-raised Midwesterner. Our default mode is Nice. We get disagreeable about as often as we get sunburn in January. So, over the years I’ve listened and nodded and feigned concern all the while knowing that…

1 min.
the everyday magic of wayne thiebaud

“It has never ceased to thrill and amaze me the magic of what happens when you put one bit of paint next to another.” —Wayne Thiebaud Steeped in memories both personal and cultural, Wayne Thiebaud’s colorful depictions of everyday life made him one of America’s most cherished painters. From pastries and pinball machines to ice cream cones and cakes, Thiebaud’s paintings are comfortingly familiar, celebrating shared experiences from mid-century America. Thiebaud died in his home in Sacramento, California, on December 25, 2021. He was 101. By the early ’60s, while exhibiting at the Allan Stone Gallery in New York, Thiebaud (pronounced T-Bow) had produced such paintings as “Four Pinball Machines,” “Bakery Counter,” “Cakes” and “Pies.” Thiebaud’s lush and layered “Pies,” from 1961 (left), is one of his earliest paintings in the signature style that…

2 min.
dark day in toy universe

T. Mark Taylor, artist and toy designer for the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe franchise as well as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, died December 23 at his Southern California home. He was 80. He-man was the muscled leader for toy manufacturer Mattel’s Masters of the Universe franchise, which would later spawn an animated TV series in 1983, becoming a staple for kids squeezing in homework between He-Man’s battles with his nemesis Skeletor. The series cemented the popularity of the strapping cartoon hero as he battled sorcerers and other villains. As in the case of many creative endeavors, many hands shaped the franchise. Taylor said the prototypes date back to his own childhood as he fantasized about being “the next hero.” He said he based the concept of He-Man on…

1 min.
so long, betty

In a television career spanning seven decades, Betty White created two of the most memorable characters in sitcom history, the playfully bawdy Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and the sweet but naive Rose Nylund on “The Golden Girls.” White, who died December 31, three weeks shy of her 100th birthday, charmed generations of fans with humor and wit. For that, and so much more, we warmly welcomed her into our living rooms and into our hearts. YORK, Pa. – The Original 178th Semi-Annual York Antiques Show & Sale swings into action January 28-30 at the York Fairgrounds Convention & Expo Center. Long considered one of the premiere antiquing events in the mid-Atlantic region, the event features 75 selected exhibitors featuring 18th and 19th century American, English, Primitive and…